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smerchly last won the day on August 8

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  1. smerchly

    Highest price ever ?

    What beer company is that Andy ? I like red beer ( Laker Red) , $33 per case .....sipping on a cold one now ....🍺 I filled up both my van & the car today at C.T. just down the street for $123.6 and got 5 cents off per liter with my Triangle Master card ......wont need gas for about 6 -8 weeks . (fishing spots are close to home )
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    Nothing like getting your limit !!

    Mmmmm... 16 fillets ,16 cheeks and 8 throats (wings) ....some fine cuisine there !
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    Carpin d'Gibb

    Yes Mike , can't figure those carp out . It's about 15' deep there with a good current (1.5oz)and has always been a productive spot . About 300 meters from there (downstream) , same depth with more current (2oz), I have been catching them . ...one or two per hr. average. Got my eye on a new spot downstream about 300 meters . that looks appetizing . ....or should I say "appealing" Tried a new thing with the hair rig / egg sinker (2 oz) .....added a split shot 1" from the egg sinker to make it a bolt rig ....will try this again next trip...seems like a quick easy rig conversion .
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    Carpin d'Gibb

    Just call me Petruchio Mike . 🤠 That fat little shrew would sneak up on the corn then quickly grab one kernel at a time and dart quickly under a rock . It's nose would almost vibrate as it approached the corn . I left an apple core for dessert ! They may be small , but can be a very formidable hunter ! That carp spot isn't producing much this year .
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    NEW invaders

    What has changed over the years is massive global trade . We can expect many more problems like this in the future . I'm not a fan of deadly pesticides , just read about a man who is dying from using Roundup at his job ..... I tried using "cleaning" vinegar to kill some weeds on the grass ....turned them brown in a few hours ! No sign of them the next day , don't spray the grass ! I'd like to see alternative solutions like this to kill invasive insects .
  6. smerchly

    My new boat..

    Looking good Cliff ....you too ! Good to see the outboard is fixed . oops ! didn't realize the "new part" was a new boat , motor & trailer . Congrats !
  7. smerchly

    Carpin d'Gibb

    Had another go at Gibby today , after 2.5 hours , not a touch . Something was eating my corn !! Alas .... after hearing a little crunching at my feet ........ this shrew was having lunch on the smerch !
  8. smerchly

    Highest price ever ?

    Of course you would buy 24 beers while your there ! Will our "new" buck a beer change our minds ? Reg. gas today is 136.9 ......which equates to $6.28 per Imperial gallon . I remember paying 28 cents for that gallon ....with no eth....
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    NEW invaders

    It seems it's getting more difficult to get the true story these days in the climate of political correctness and contrasting opinions from the "experts" . ...hence , many people are turning to the popular social media like Twitter , Facebook , Google , etc . ...and these sites also have a lot of B.S. to walk through.....We have paid a huge price trying to control invasive species , like fish, plants and bugs . When we encounter things like this while out on the trail , don't be camera shy .
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    Downrigger releases

    Back in the 80's , when "Sam the Barber" trolled Lake O. we used the Walker releases . We had some good tension on them while using 8" long flashers & a rubber squid . We would set them as lightly as possible and keep adjusting accordingly . Trolling speed was faster for kings than for eyes & we used mono line which probably holds better than braid . I haven't fished with riggers since then......Good luck Bubs !
  11. smerchly

    Thieves in Welland

    Hope the tank was almost empty . A new tank is not cheap either ! Any neighbours that may have video cams ?
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    Carpin d'Gibb

    thanks Tony...........................................................poor man's salmon ........................................................
  13. smerchly

    Van Go (Gone)?

    I asked about that Tyler ....no change in premium since there was no fault on my side . If I was at fault they give you one freebee . I know a few who use Cooperators and are happy with there rates . It helps to have the house & property items insured with them as well . My claim is peanuts compared to all the stolen vehicles they dole out for , like a stolen $50K truck .....
  14. smerchly

    Van Go (Gone)?

    Got a great deal on the van and my insurance co. (Co-operators) came through for me . After talking with a very nice lady at Moncton, N.B. and sending her the info on the 97 Astro , she called back the next morning & said a check was on the way , tax included ..... didn't cost me a dime . The new Smerchmobile is in mint shape , full of options and has been christened today with it's first successful carp run ! I'm a happy camper & I hope to get another 21 years out of the van . Cheers !! 🍺
  15. smerchly

    NEW invaders

    Hopefully the last news on this story today at 6 p.m. is true ! .... the "experts" don't know $hit from Shinola . I have very reserved opinions when I hear the word "experts" ! The "new" news is these insects are called "cicada killers" ! They sting cicadas to paralyze them, lay eggs on them to allow the larvae to feed off the cicada (nice & fresh) ! I found a live (dying) cicada on my driveway last week . I think we use the word expert too much ! Keep the faith Gunner ....our honey bees are safe from these terrorists , for now ! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=reDJRD0FrgI